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For Arts & Health South West: February 2018
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Director's View February 2018

The deadline for submissions to the DCMS Select Committee Inquiry on the social impact of participation in culture and sport has been extended to the end of February, click here for more information. You can read AHSW’s submission here.
 
Don’t forget to contribute to Arts Council England’s consultation on their next 10 year strategy. Please join the conversation and argue for the value of the arts and culture for health and wellbeing as a priority area for the future.
 
As you know, Arts & Health South West is responsible for the delivery of the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance, a new Arts Council Sector Support Organisation. You will see that we are advertising for a Director here. Please spread the word and apply yourselves! We would love to see you at the launch in Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery at 5.30pm on 13th March. The artist Bobby Baker will be speaking, along with Lord Howarth of Newport and Mags Patten, Executive Director of Policy and Communications at Arts Council England. The wonderful Choir with No Name is performing and you can see the exhibition: Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender and Identity, featuring over 80 modern and contemporary artworks by internationally renowned artists. You can book a ticket here.
 
University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is advertising for an Arts Programme Director to lead the development and delivery of an ambitious and inspiring arts strategy. The Chief Executive of the trust, Robert Woolley, was involved in setting up the Arts Programme at Barts Health NHS Trust back in the day, and is a great champion of this work. As many of you will know, Jane Willis was the first Director of Vital Arts, which is still going strong.
 
Finally, an article on updated findings from Artlift has recently been published in the European Journal of Public Health.
 
Alex
 
 
 

      
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Art in response to trauma: Louise Allen and Maude Julien

An illuminating programme in which two authors talk about how discovering art and literature - both creatively and appreciatively - helped them survive and transcend trauma and neglect in childhood. Broadcast on Front Row, BBC Radio 4 on 16-02-2018.
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Art in response to trauma: Louise Allen and Maude Julien
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Movements of Care

A book exploring care as a way of moving and moving as a way of caring, developed and informed by conversations with dancers, people working in professional health care or voluntary care, and people whose lives are orientated around caring for a close friend or relative.
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Movements of Care
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New resources available for creative sessions with groups

South Gloucestershire Libraries is delighted to announce a new resource, An Adventurer’s Companion, is now available, particularly aimed at those supporting participants with low mood, depression or dementia.
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New resources available for creative sessions with groups
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Salisbury Writer receives Writers Guild Olwen Wymark Theatre Award

Salisbury-based writer Angela Street has received the Writers’ Guild Olwen Wymark Theatre Award for her work with new writers, especially women writers.
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Salisbury Writer receives Writers  Guild Olwen Wymark Theatre Award
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AHSW Podcast

New Episode: Music in Criminal Justice Settings (26/02/2018) SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE TO FIND THE LATEST EPISODE   "Podcasting is a great means of communication: it captures the human part of knowledge creation. We can hear academics and practitioners talk about what they do, why they do it ...
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Dorset

Lead: Hannah Baker, Project Manager, The Arts Development Company   Latest Updates:   February 2018 The BSO are leading an Arts Council and private donor funded Change Makers programme hosting an 18-month training placement for James Rose, a conductor with disabilities, to accelerate his development, experience and confidence as an artist.  James will have ...
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European Outsider Art Association Conference 2018: 'The Artist's Voice'

Conference hosted by Outside In, celebrating the work of excluded and non-traditional artists and sharing best practice in the field through a series of presentations, key note speeches, and workshops delivered by artists and practitioners. 
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Managing Arts Projects with a Social Impact

This full day course adopts a nuts and bolts approach to managing arts projects with a societal impact from planning to evaluation.
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Growing Excellence in Dementia Care: 10th International Dementia Conference

Ireland’s largest annual dementia event, featuring expert speakers from Ireland and abroad – showcasing best practice nationwide. Early Bird tickets available until 20th January 2018
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Aesop National Arts in Health Conference and Showcase

An event for health decision makers; the focus of the Conference is on how the arts can contribute to current health priorities. Early bird booking deadline 31st January 
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Where Next for Social Prescribing in England - outcomes, patient choice and cost-effectiveness

This Westminster Health Forum Keynote Seminar will provide an opportunity to discuss the key issues in the increased use of social prescribing in England.
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NEW Exhibition at Art at the Heart of the RUH (Royal United Hospitals Bath)

The Landscape Collective: This prestigious exhibition will show a very large number of landscape collective works by a group of UK based photographers. The exhibition ...

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Questionnaire for Art Therapy Practitioners and Patients

Ella Longley, a student from Highcliffe Sixth Form developed a research project around the topic of art therapy and its effectiveness. She has developed a questionnaire both for practitioners and patients seeking their views around the subject. Please share and complete!
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Questionnaire for Art Therapy Practitioners and Patients
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RSPH Health & Wellbeing awards 2018 open for entries

Now in its eleventh year, the Health & Wellbeing Awards is the UK's premier scheme for promoting health and wellbeing. Read on for guidance on how to enter. Deadline for entries: 5pm on Friday 20th April 2018
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RSPH Health & Wellbeing awards 2018 open for entries
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Art Therapy Group in Bristol Open to New Members

This Art Therapy Group in Bristol aims to provide a safe, supportive and facilitated space to creatively explore issues and find out more about yourself. Wednesday ...

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Call for Submissions: special issue of Perspectives in Public Health

Public Mental Health Special Edition (2019): This special issue will be drawing together research and features that identify and evaluate current practice that may prevent mental ...

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 Work
 

Arts Programme Director, University Hospitals Bristol

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust are recruiting for an Arts Programme Director on an 18 month fixed term contract basis to deliver a programme of arts initiatives across their hospitals. Deadline: 11th March 2018.
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Arts Programme Director, University Hospitals Bristol
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DIRECTOR of the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance

The Director of the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance will be responsible for developing the organisation over the next four years, from its launch as a new Arts Council National Portfolio Sector Support Organisation to its establishment as an independent charity. Deadline: Midnight 25th March 
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DIRECTOR of the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance
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Literature Works Annual Fund Open for Applications

The Fund offers awards of between £100-£500 designed to support community based literature activity and to celebrate writing talent in the South West. Round 1 closes 8th June 2018, Round 2 closes 7th December 2018.
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Literature Works Annual Fund Open for Applications
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New AHSW Podcast Episode

A new episode of the Arts and Health South West Podcast is released today, and is available to stream via our website: Music in Criminal Justice Settings .
 
In this episdode I speak to Lizzie Bond from Changing Tunes, about how music can be used to bring a sense of hope and joy into prisons. We talk about the particular challenges of working inside the prison system and how music workshops, performances and professional recordings can be ways to approach some of the life challenges prisoners and ex prisoners face both inside and transitioning.
 
Changing Tunes Website: www.changingtunes.org.uk
 
You can also listen to the episode on iTunes by clicking HERE.
 
 
Hannah
 

 

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